Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Vargas vs Manzanilla?
Rey Vargas beat Franklin Manzanilla by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The scorecards were announced as 117-108, 117-108, 117-108 in favor of winner Rey Vargas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was victorious over Charles Huerta and Alberto Machado lost to Andrew Cancio for the WBA World Super Featherweight belt.
Vargas vs Manzanilla stats
Back in February 2019, Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 32 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Franklin Manzanilla made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Manzanilla had a large advantage in power over Vargas, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Vargas' 69%.
Rey Vargas was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Manzanilla.
Both Rey Vargas & Franklin Manzanilla fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 months earlier than Manzanilla, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 126 more professional rounds, 234 to Manzanilla's 108.
Franklin Manzanilla was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 122lb division.
Vargas vs Manzanilla form
Rey Vargas had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Oscar Negrete on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ronny Rios on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Before that, he had beat Gavin McDonnell on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Alexis Boureima Kabore on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Manzanilla's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Manzanilla start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Vargas vs Manzanilla?
Vargas vs Manzanilla was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Manzanilla?
Rey Vargas was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Franklin Manzanilla made his way into the ring at 763/100 (+760) with oddsmakers.